Nigerian workers, particularly workers in Borno State on Friday began receiving the new minimum wage pegged at N30,000 as the government has started making payments.
Eye9ja reports that the development was confirmed in a brief statement by Bulama Abiso, Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), in an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
Speaking on behalf of civil servants and organized labour in the state, Abiso expressed gratitude to the governor, Babagana Zulum, for keeping to his pledge that “workers welfare is his priority’’.
His brief statement obtained by Eye9ja reads as thus; “The minimum wage and its consequential adjustments were implemented to all grade level and consolidated salary structure across the state civil servants.
“Labour appeals to his Excellency to direct the immediate implementation of the minimum wage at the local government and the local education authorities.
“We urge all civil servants to reciprocate the gesture by re-dedicating themselves to duty and assure them that all shortfalls due to implementation will be squarely looked into,” he said.
Mr Ali Goni, a civil servant in the state also confirmed the receipt of the new and enhanced salary. He, however, urged the government to do more in the area of pension and gratuity.